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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0087  Monday, 11 February 2008

From: 		Hardy M. Cook <
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Date: 		Monday, February 11, 2008
Subject: 	Manga Shakespeares

Today, I learned from Google alerts of the Cliff Notes Manga Shakespeare 
Editions:

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/2/prweb684564.htm

CliffsNotes Announces Shakespeare -- The Manga Edition, The Classics 
Have Never Looked So Good

Shakespeare has it all, and now you can experience the action and 
appreciate the intrigue in Shakespeare-- The Manga Edition! From the 
experts at CliffsNotes (www.cliffsnotes.com) comes a new reference 
series that takes reading and learning to another level: The Manga 
Edition. Manga is a Japanese graphic novel, characterized by highly 
stylized art, which has grown into a worldwide phenomenon.

(PRWEB) February 11, 2008 -- Dreams and schemes! Alliances and 
betrayals! Murder and mayhem! Passions and poisons! Shakespeare has it 
all, and now you can experience the action and appreciate the intrigue 
in Shakespeare-- The Manga Edition!

 From the experts at CliffsNotes (www.cliffsnotes.com) comes a new 
reference series that takes reading and learning to another level: The 
Manga Edition. Manga is a Japanese graphic novel, characterized by 
highly stylized art, which has grown into a worldwide phenomenon.

Kicking off this new series with adaptations of Shakespeare's Hamlet, 
Julius Caesar, Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet, reading the classics is 
more fun than ever before! All of these books combine the classic art 
form of Manga and Shakespeare's literature, and feature an introduction 
to set the stage so you're engrossed from the first page. Learn more 
about this fast-paced and exciting series at www.cliffsnotes.com/go/manga

Inked by talented Manga artists, The Manga Edition books convert 
well-known classics into full-throttle, graphic novels, with panel after 
panel of compelling action. Each book begins with a four-page essay 
summarizing the play, and tying the Manga and the literature together. 
Followed by the Manga itself, the classics virtually come to life on the 
page, each scene lain out with highly detailed and exciting 
illustrations, and complemented by Shakespeare's own words.

[ . . . ]

This series published by John Wiley is the second edition of Manga 
Shakespeare that I know of: 
http://www.cliffsnotes.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-310791.html

The other series was first published in the UK by the SelfMadeHero's 
Manga Shakespeare: 
http://www.selfmadehero.com/manga_shakespeare/index.html The series was 
then picked up in the US by the Harry N. Abrams's Aumlet series: 
http://www.hnabooks.com/product/search?terms=Manga+Shakespeare&x=24&y=8

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